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Did you play hockey for 3 Field Squadron, RCE?
CMEA
The Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame has chosen the 1968, 3 Field Sqn hockey team as one of its two inductees for 2014. One of the career highlights for this team was winning the first ever Canadian Armed Forces National hockey championship in 1968.

There are only a few of the original team members still alive and living in Chilliwack. The Induction Ceremony will be held on 25 October at the Chilliwack Chiefs home game at the Prospera Centre. The Sports Hall of Fame is still searching for members of this famous team, so please contact them if you know of someone who was on that team.
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34 CER Detachment Rouyn at the 2014 Army Run
By: Master Corporal Sébastien Bouchard-Doré
On September 21st, seven members of 34 CER Detachment Rouyn went to Ottawa for the 2014 Army Run. With the goals of personal excellence and achievement, Captain André Parent, Sergeant Claude Migneault, Sergeant Martin Bédard, Sergeant Philippe Théberge, Sergeant Jean-François Gouin, Master Corporal Sébastien Bouchard-Doré and Corporal David Baillargeon completed the 21.1 kilometres of the half marathon alongside 12,147 other runners. "This kind of race is an achievement in itself. The human body is not made for this sort of competition. You get a certain sense of pride from all of this," said Sergeant Migneault, who is an experienced long-distance runner with five marathons under his belt.
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34 RGC Dét Rouyn à la course de l'armée 2014
Par : Caporal-chef Sébastien Bouchard-Doré
Le 21 septembre dernier, sept membres du 34 RGC détachement Rouyn se sont déplacés à Ottawa pour l'édition 2014 de la course de l'armée. C'est avec l'objectif de dépassement de soi et d'accomplissement que le Capitaine André Parent, le Sergent Claude Migneault, le Sergent Martin Bédard, le Sergent Philippe Théberge, le Sergent Jean-François Gouin, le Caporal-Chef Sébastien Bouchard-Doré et le Caporal David Baillargeon ont complétés les 21,1 km du demi-marathon aux côtés de 12 147 autres coureurs. « Ce genre de course là c'est un accomplissement en soi, le corps humain n'est pas fait pour faire ce genre de compétitions. Il y a une certaine fierté à retirer de tout ça. » mentionne le Sgt Migneault, lequel est un habitué des courses de longues distances avec cinq marathons à son actif.
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Hope for Taylor
CMEA
The wife of one of our members is going through a rather rough time. Taylor George, the wife of Private Cody George of 191 CEF Comox suffered through an undiagnosed illness for thirteen years before finally getting the right call on her illness: chronic Lyme disease.

The Spruce Grove Examiner reported the story here.

Private Cody George has now been posted from Comox to Esquimalt in order for Taylor and their daughter to be near medical treatment and experienced doctors in Lyme disease.

A fundraising dinner was held for Taylor on October 2nd. Also, Taylor has a GoFundMe page to help alleviate some of the costs associated with her treatments. She has reached her initial goal already. You can find more information here.

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The New Veteran's Charter: Moving Forward
CMEA
The CMEA and our parent association, the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA), fully support the recent federal response to the third report from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs. The government has laid out a process to implement recommendations from the report, The New Veteran's Charter: Moving Forward, and will initially take action to address issues surrounding veterans who are seriously ill or wounded and their families. Full details are included in the attached report from the CDA.
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La nouvelle charte des anciens combattants : Allons de l'avant
AGMC
L'AGMC et notre parent d'association, la Conférence des associations de la défense (CAD), appuient entièrement la réponse provisoire du Gouvernement du Canada au 3ieme rapport du Comité permanent des anciens combattants. Le gouvernement a présenté un processus visant la mise en œuvre des recommandations du rapport, « Nouvelle charte des anciens combattants : Allons de l'avant » , et comportera la mise en œuvre sans délai de mesures correctives touchant les besoins des anciens combattants qui sont gravement malades ou blessés et ceux de leurs familles. Les informations détaillées sont inclus dans le rapport ci-joint du CAD.
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WWI Canadian soldiers' remains identified
CBC News
Nearly a century after they died in battle, the remains of unidentified Canadian soldiers who fought in the First World War are still being found in Europe. Today the Department of National Defence released the names of four who died during the Battle of Amiens in August 1918. Their resting place was discovered in 2006 by then 14-year-old Fabien Demeusere, while digging in his back garden in Hallu, France, 120 kilometres north of Paris.

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Here are the details on the RCAF's new uniforms and ranks
Ottawa Citizen
Here are the details on the RCAF's new uniforms and ranks as outlined in the air force's news release: The Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) new uniform respects the contributions and sacrifices of airmen and airwomen who served — and continue to serve — with pride and professionalism. Main aspects of the new uniform are drawn from pre-unification rank insignia maintaining the modern elements and terminology familiar to serving members.

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The Story of the Izzy Dolls
CMEA
A new video: The Story of the Izzy Doll has recently been released that does an excellent job of explaining the "Izzy Doll" project.

The story starts with the personal initiative of the late Master Corporal Mark Isfeld and his mother and follows the growth of a grass-roots movement that helps bring a bit of love and comfort to children in some desperate parts of the world.


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Fewer Canadian military advisers in Iraq than expected
The Globe and Mail
The number of Canada's special forces troops advising Kurdish soldiers in northern Iraq is far below the figure Canadian government has publicly said were expected to deploy. Canada's aid is to help Kurdish fighters battle the Islamic State militants, who have wreaked havoc across parts of Syria and Iraq. Only 26 elite Canadian soldiers are now operating in Iraq. The government had earlier informed the House of Commons that up to 69 special forces troops would be sent to northern Iraq.
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U.S. moves closer to complying with Ottawa treaty on anti-personnel mines
Ottawa Citizen
The U.S. is moving closer to complying with the international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, also known as the Ottawa Convention. It now says it will follow requirements of the 1999 treaty everywhere except on the Korean Peninsula, Reuters has reported. More than 160 countries have signed the treaty. Thirty-seven states, including the People's Republic of China, India, Pakistan, Russia and the United States have not signed the treaty, according to the Canadian Landmine Foundation.
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Engineer comes down to earth
Pembroke Daily Observer
It's mission accomplished for the Engineer at the Top. Lowering a 40-foot crane shortly recently, Capt. James Jolly, this year's Engineer at the Top eagerly climbed down from the platform to be warmly greeted by volunteers and colleagues. This is the 22nd year for the unique fundraiser hosted by 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Engineers Services. For 56 hours, Capt. Jolly braved cool nights and unseasonally hot days to raise $10,115 for the Renfrew County United Way.
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Soldiers gain SAREX experience
Cold Lake Sun
Splash. Two soldiers roll backwards off a zodiac boat and disappear beneath the clear surface of Cold Lake. The sun reflects off the water on the northeast shore of the lake. Military cottages peak out from the thick forest just off Highway 897 in an isolated corner of the provincial park. As the pair maneuvers underwater, their comrades in full scuba gear watch from the boat, while others stand ashore on a sandy beach. They will soon take their turn in the water.
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Helmets to Hardhats helps military veterans transition into trades
Calgary Sun
They're ready to report for duty. Finding a career after completing their service in the Canadian Forces has long been a challenge for the nation's rank and file. But Helmets to Hardhats (H2H), a non-profit organization that works with the building and construction industry nation-wide, has made strides in helping veterans bring their experience from the battlefield to a workforce hungry for skilled labour.
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Michigan Sappers and Latvian Army blow up towers
DVIDS
Sappers from the Michigan Army National Guard joined their Latvian counterparts in the demolition of two towers near Sauka, Latvia, recently, in order to create a safer environment for the local town's residents. The demolition was part of preparation for Operation Silver Arrow, a multi-national, Latvian-led training exercise this week in conjunction with U.S. Army-Europe and Operation Atlantic Resolve. The towers, one centuries-old wooden historical structure and one Soviet-era concrete block water tower, were in disrepair and had become dangerous to the local populace.
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Video: Life in the trenches 100 years ago
Hamilton Spectator
The photos of the young men marching off to war don't look much older than the Grade 7 and 8 students sitting in the audience. But the way British military historian Andrew Robertshaw looks at it, today's teenagers are certainly old enough to know the often grim truth about life in the trenches in the First World War. Chlorine gas attacks, shrapnel, rifles and bayonets were all laid out in striking detail as hundreds of students from Caledonia, Hagersville and Stoney Creek were taken back 100 years in time to the trenches of Europe in a presentation for students held at Ruthven Manor in Cayuga, just south of Caledonia, recently.
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Evaluation tests Sappers' 'METL'
DVIDS
For an Army unit to be considered combat-ready, there is not only a myriad of training that must occur, but the unit's readiness also has to be evaluated. The results of that evaluation are what tell the Army if a unit is ready for combat operations, or if additional training may be needed to make the unit ready to meet the needs of the Army. During their two-week annual training period this summer, more than 80 members of the Ohio Army National Guard's Amanda, Ohio-based 811th Engineer Company (SAPPER) were evaluated on their unit readiness by First Army.
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